Have you given any thought about the difference between someone focused on being a perfectionist or a high performer? The difference is quite remarkable. Let's talk about the drive to be perfect and what it can cost you.
Lean and agile can work alone but can be very powerful together.
May 15, 2019
Lean and agile are well recognized in the manufacturing sector and in the quality community. Like many quality methodologies, lean and agile work in tandem and separately, depending on an organization’s needs. Where do these methodologies meet and diverge, what are their driving principles, and how you can add them to your toolbox (or convince others to do so)?
Data isn’t everything. But it’s perhaps the main thing standing between you and a successful project. Continuous improvement takes effort, but more than anything, it takes solid information and analysis. In other words, wouldn’t it be more helpful to use statistical process control to find out where your process is going wrong, rather than just a hunch?
What does your quality assurance scheme achieve? What does it tell you? And what would you like it to tell you?
April 2, 2019
Pass/fail quality testing is the de facto standard for many manufacturers. But when you use only these basic tests, you miss out on some of the greatest opportunities for continuous improvement in your business.
Create the “Aha!” moment for shop floor personnel by demonstrating practical applications for SPC techniques.
April 2, 2019
“One and done” is not a successful long-term strategy for transforming manufacturing operational performance. When you continuously apply SPC techniques to quality management, stakeholders at all levels benefit.
Over a career that spans 40 years, Steve Gruler has struggled with the fact that quality seems to be a soft term. “Companies often say, ‘We’ve got great quality. We’ve got the best quality,’ and they’re looking at customer complaints and certification systems as their primary metrics,” he attests.
The Quality Show, launched in 2015, is a 3-day tradeshow dedicated to connecting quality manufacturing professionals with process improvement vendors for all things QUALITY. Thousands of manufacturing professionals and engineers come to network, attend education sessions and take home actionable solutions that can improve quality in your manufacturing planning.